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  • Court Accepts Norman Oklahoma Attorney Keaton Oberst’s Resignation

    On August 29, 2014, Norman Oklahoma attorney Keaton Oberst resigned from the Oklahoma Bar Association. His decision followed allegations of abandonment of clients, failure to withdraw from cases, and failure to communicate with clients and the Bar Association. The Oklahoma Supreme Court found that Oberst’s resignation had been given freely and noted that resignation had Read More»

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Says Tulsa American Airlines Utility Costs Tax Exempt

    American Airlines caught a tax break on November 18, 2014, when the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the company was entitled to a refund of taxes it had paid on its natural gas and electricity usage at the Tulsa American Airlines facility in 2006. American Airlines argued that the provision of utilities qualified as the sale of Read More»

  • Yukon Attorney Will Bradley Suspended for 18 Months

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has suspended Yukon attorney Will Bradley for 18 months, following allegations that he had violated the Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct. The Court also imposed a $1,117.79 fine. Two of Bradley’s clients who had sought counsel in divorce matters reported him to the Oklahoma Bar Association, alleging ethical violations. Bradley has also Read More»

  • Tulsa Attorney Clayton Ijams Given One Year Suspension

    Tulsa attorney Clayton Ijams Jr. has been suspended from the practice of law until December 23, 2015. His suspension follows criminal convictions on matters related to a domestic dispute with his ex-wife and an ensuing police chase while driving under the influence. The Oklahoma Bar Association recommended an 18-month suspension. However, Ijams offered mitigating evidence Read More»

  • Oklahoma AG Says Legislature Mishandled Funds Totaling $16M

    The office of the Oklahoma Attorney General issued two opinions in November, both finding that the Oklahoma Legislature violated Article X, Section 19 of the Oklahoma Constitution. Section 19 requires that taxes raised for one purpose may only be used for that purpose. Assistant Democratic Floor Leader Mike Shelton submitted a question to the Attorney General’s Read More»

  • Oklahoma City Attorney Sam George Caporal Resigns

    On November 24, 2014, Oklahoma City Attorney Sam George Caporal resigned from the practice of law following disciplinary action taken against him after he had been appointed as a court-appointed guardian. The OBA alleges that Caporal breached his fiduciary duties as a court-appointed guardian by failing to keep accurate records of the ward’s property and Read More»

  • Tulsa Attorney Blake Givens Suspended for Two Years

    On November 25, 2014, the Oklahoma Supreme Court suspended Tulsa attorney Blake Givens from the practice of law for two years. The suspension followed two domestic violence disputes, which were fueled by Givens’ alcohol addiction. Givens received an 18-month suspended sentence following a 2011 domestic assault and battery charge and a disturbing the peach charge involving Read More»

  • Tulsa Attorney Steven Hart Suspended from Law Practice

    On November 18, 2014, the Oklahoma Supreme Court imposed a two year and one day suspension on Tulsa attorney Steven Hart. His suspension follows his repeated violation of a protection order entered against him. The Court determined that his multiple violations of the protection order demonstrated that Hart acted with disregard for the judicial process Read More»

  • Rules of Admission to Oklahoma Bar Association Amended

    On November 10, 2014, the Oklahoma Supreme Court adopted amendments to the rules governing admission to the Oklahoma Bar Association. The amendments contain minor substantive and technical changes to the ways in which attorneys may be admitted to practice law. The amendments’ most substantive changes include several changes to the Rule Two, which governs admission Read More»

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Says Cash Worker Was Employee for Workers Compensation Purposes

    Andres Carbajal was granted worker’s compensation benefits on July 1, 2014 after the Oklahoma Supreme Court reversed lower court decisions and determined that he was an employee of a construction company, Precision Builders, Inc. Carbajal sustained injuries when he fell from a scaffolding at a construction site. Precision had argued before the Worker’s Compensation trial Read More»

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